Committees, Task Forces and Advisors

CRL is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from the higher education, learned societies and research libraries communities. The Board, comprised of unpaid members who serve three-year terms, is entrusted with the decisions that ensure CRL’s long-term financial, operational, and organizational welfare. Standing committees conduct and review much of the research, development, and planning that informs the decision-making of the full Board.  Committee assignments draw upon the talents and expertise of individual Board members and other representatives of CRL libraries.  

Executive Committee

  • Virginia Steel, Chair
    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Thomas G. Burish, Vice-Chair
    University of Notre Dame

  • Barbara Dewey, Treasurer
    Pennsylvania State University

  • Bradley Schaffner, Secretary
    Carleton College 

  • Scott L. Waugh, Immediate Past Chair
    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Gregory Eow, ex officio
    Center for Research Libraries

Budget & Finance Committee

  • Barbara Dewey, Chair
    Pennsylvania State University
  • Scott Clancy
    Northwestern University 
  • Richard Clement
    The University of New Mexico 
  • Deborah Jakubs
    Duke University
  • Scott Walter
    Illinois Wesleyan University

Collections and Services Policy Committee

  • David Magier, Chair
    Princeton University Library
  • Debra Bucher
    Vassar College Libraries
  • Janet Hulm
    Ohio University Libraries
  • Jeff Kosokoff
    Duke University Libraries

  • Carmelita Pickett
    University of Virginia
  • Caitlin Tillman
    University of Toronto
  • Mark R. Watson
    University of Oregon
  • Doug Way
    University of Kentucky
  • Gregory Eow, ex officio
    Center for Research Libraries

CRL Advisor on Electronic Resources Strategy

  • Ann Shumelda Okerson
    New Haven CT

Nominating Committee

  • Virginia Steel, Chair
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Gwen Bird
    Simon Fraser University
  • Janet Bishop
    The Claremont Colleges
  • Sarah Pritchard
    Northwestern University

Human Resources & Compensation Committee

  • Carolyn Henderson Allen, Chair
    University of Arkansas
  • Theresa Byrd
    University of San Diego
  • Mary Case
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • John Lehner
    University of Houston
  • Steven Smith
    University of Tennessee